Reports and publications from RNIB Scotland

We produce a range of reports and other publications. Below are brief descriptions of these and links to their PDF and Word versions.

Putting Inverness Streets ahead

Produced by RNIB Scotland in collaboration with a number of national and local disability groups, setting out the case for a Street Charter to make Inverness more physically accessible. Published June 2018.

Looking Local

RNIB Scotland's manifesto for the Scottish local authority elections. Published February 2017.

Looking to the Future

Booklet advising young people with sight loss on making the transition from school to further or higher education, or into employment, and the support that is available. Published October 2016.

A Vision for a Better Scotland

RNIB Scotland manifesto for the 2016-21 Scottish Parliament, calling on all parties to back policies to help end the exclusion of blind and partially sighted people. Published March 2016.

Scotland: Street Charter Toolkit

Our toolkit sets out a range of activities for campaigners to engage with local authorities on the issue of obstructive street clutter, and points to relevant legislation. Published July 2015.

Sharing Your Journey

A comprehensive guide for parents of children who are blind or partially, offering advice and information from early years up to adulthood. Published May 2015.. Published May 2015.

Our Services for Children and Young People

Booklet detailing the full range of services that RNIB Scotland offers to children and young people with sight loss, as well as parents, teachers and other professionals. Published December 2014.

Scottish Vision Strategy (2013-18)

Document outlining the second phase of the cross-sectoral strategy for tackling preventable sight loss. Described as "the most concerted drive to safeguard eyesight ever undertaken in Scotland". Published October 2013

Technology for Life

Booklet looking at how technology is helping people with sight loss to retain their independence. Published September 2012.

Bridging the Gap

RNIB Scotland, with support from the Big Lottery Fund, has developed this resource in response to the work being carried out in Scotland around the transition of blind and partially sighted young people from school, Further and Higher Education into employment.

Accessibility of Health Information

Report based on a survey of people with sight loss on their experiences of getting accessible healthcare information in formats such as audio and braille. Published September 2010.

Cost of Sight Loss (2010-20)

Report that examines the full cost of sight loss to the public sector and how this is projected to almost double within the next two decades. Published June 2010.

This Is Working

Ten case-studies that profile people living with sight loss who sustain exacting career jobs that includes broadcasting, financial services, careers guidance, housing and IT. Published in May 2008.

This Is Working 2

Second collection of ten case-studies of people who are blind and partially sighted in jobs, including physiotherapist, civil service policy officer and secondary school teacher. Published November 2009.

This is Working 3

Nine new case-studies of people with sight loss in Scotland who are employed in a range of jobs, including IT lecturer, civil engineer and secondary school teacher. Published February 2015.